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Meditation 161
Pat wants to blow it up, real good

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In July,[1] Pat Robertson was leading his followers in prayer, asking his god to create three vacancies on the US Supreme Court. God has not obliged as yet, with even a single vacancy. So much for the power of prayer.

Now Robertson has turned his focus on the US State Department. Apparently he is not happy with American foreign policy. What is his solution? He would like to smuggle a nuclear weapon into the State Department building and set it off. Well, at least he isn't asking his god to do the dirty work.

Here's what Robertson said while interviewing Joel Mowbry (author of a book critical of the State Department) in his 700 Club broadcast:

"If I could just get a nuclear device inside Foggy Bottom, I think that's the answer, "I mean, you get through this, and you say [to yourself], 'We've got to blow that thing up."

This concept is mentioned nowhere in Mowbry's book. It's something Pat Robertson came up with all by himself.

Robertson apparently forgets that he lives in a democracy. You change government policy by voting in people with policies you approve of. The American people already had a chance to let Robertson know what they thought of his policies when he made his doomed run for the Presidency.

Robertson also forgets that Americans have good reason to be leery of religious nuts talking about blowing up buildings.

But what has happened to Robertson as a result?

Well a State Department spokesman termed Robertson's remarks despicable.

And that is all!

Imagine if a Muslim leader, or a Sikh, or a Hindu, or even an agnostic or atheist made exactly the same remarks on a national broadcast! We can be fairly sure the FBI would have staged a prompt arrest, and the individual would now be languishing in a cell awaiting trial.

Why does Robertson get a free pass?

He is encouraging terrorism, just as much as Osama bin Laden does. And he is a repeat offender,

So why is US Attorney-General John Ascroft not bringing the full powers of the Patriot Act against this individual?


  1. See Meditation 134